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Our mission is to help our clients develop the right tools to empower their digital transformation journey.

Marc J. Smith

Founder and Director

Marc specializes in strategic change in trade finance. Marc founded Conpend following 18 years in financial services and IT consulting (including founding consultancy Proferus), after realizing the potential for the trade finance industry to leverage technology – and particularly the emergence of AI – to make existing processes more efficient. Transforming paper-based trade documentation by applying machine learning to document checking became Marc’s goal.

Torben Sauer

Torben Sauer

Chief Executive Officer

Torben specializes in IT operations and infrastructure. Like Marc, he has emerged from the digital consultancy Proferus with 20 years’ experience as an IT consultant. As Conpend’s managing director, Torben’s role is to navigate the digital transformational journeys of the company’s clients.